There’s a 70% chance a Nigerian woman will order alfredo pasta at a restaurant (source: trust me, I know). Does alfredo give us some extraordinary superpower, or the plenty money they say we have in our Piggyvest? I don’t know. Either way, in honour of World Pasta Day, I recommend these other pasta meals for Nigerian women to look out for in restaurant menus or try at home.
Seafood mac and cheese
If you’re craving cheesy seafood pasta, leave the alfredo and eat seafood mac and cheese. Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food to be eaten at home while watching horrible sitcoms. It’s ten times better if there are a lot of shrimps and other seafood mede made.
Fettuccine alla carbonara
Thin pasta with a creamy sauce consisting of egg, bacon & cheese. All these ingredients combine to make this pasta the mouth-dripping meal it is. I’d gladly sell my firstborn for it. I’m joking (I’m not joking). The bacon is the star of the show here.
Seafood spaghetti marinara
Seafood spaghetti marinara is all your favourite seafood mixed in a sauce made from tomatoes, onions, garlic, oregano, basil, etc. Some restaurants put calamari prawns, mussels and co. inside. Eat it, and you may have an orgasm.
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Spaghetti and meatballs
I don’t see many people eat spaghetti and meatball often, and I don’t know why. You can have this meal with the meatball sauce separate from the pasta or mixed together with the pasta. Either way, still delicious.
If you want a taste of Italy, you should try this dish. It looks like pasta made from tomato sauce. But with pomodoro, the sauce is made from finely diced or crushed tomatoes to give it a very thick texture. What makes it special is the butter, olive oil and parmesan cheese.
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Green is my favourite colour, so I’m biased towards this meal. If you want to deceive yourself about healthy eating, this pasta is a good way to eat your vegetables. The sauce is made from spinach, but it can be very creamy and cheesy if you want. Try it first before you judge.
I would like to sell my father’s land and give all the money to the person who thought of mixing asun and pasta together. There’s a way the pepper sauce from the asun mixes with the other typical pasta ingredients. Such a spicy and delicious blessing. If you want to go the extra mile, try asun alfredo.
I understand tuna is expensive in this economy. That doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of the enjoyment that is tuna pasta. And just like every other pasta, there’s the tomato and creamy options. You can even bake it. Tuna tastes great, so it’ll go amazingly well mixed with any pasta sauce.